Job | Posted 15 days ago
Start Date
Valid Through


Position Type:  Division Administration - Human Resources
Location: School Administrative Office


Position Purpose:

Under the leadership of the Superintendent and Director of Human Resources, the position is responsible for supporting employee relations intitiatives, liason between employer and employee, employee incident investigations, and assist with the recruitment process. Position is also responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring personnel policies and practices for the division in order to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and administrative regulations.  


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough, investigations of employees for disciplinary matters, write reports regarding the investigations and make discipline recommendations in consultation with administrators, the Director of Human Resources, and the Division Superintendent.

  • Review all recommendations for non-renewal or dismissal of employees, and together with the Director of Human Resources, prepares a recommendation for Superintendent including the necessary documentation.

  • Assist with the recruitment process, advertise positions, identify and communicate with potential candidates, conduct interviews, perform employment verification and background checks and assist with notifying candidates with employment decisions.

  • Once a candidate has accepted an employment offer, works with other human resources staff members to complete the hiring process.

  • Receiving and effectively handling employee complaints, escalating these complaints to the level of disciplinary or legal action when necessary.

  • Conduct exit interviews with employees that resign or retire.

  • Maintains good communication and positive relationships with employees to promote employee satisfaction.

  • Colaborate with principals to identify possible non-renewal candidates and actively monitor and participate in the non-renewal process.

  • Coordinates training provided by the Human Resources Department.

  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality.

  • Provides guidance to administrators and supervisor in the selection of employees. 

  • Serves as a resource and advisor to administrators and supervisors.

  • Guides administrators and supervisors in the improvement of employee relations through a systematic approach to coaching, feedback, and job-embedded professional learning.

  • Coordinate and facilitate professional development to strengthen the professional skills of school administrators and supervisors.

  • Assists with interviewing and recommending qualified candidates for instructional positions.

  • Perform related work as required. 

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration. 

  • Must have the ability to conceptualize, initiate, monitor, and evaluate new and/or current programs in support of the division’s strategic plan and objectives. 

  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of school administration, comprehensive knowledge of school division objectives, procedures, and organization, and comprehensive knowledge of school personnel and administrative practices, and procedures and methods—to include demonstrated experience with budgeting and contracting, personnel evaluation, hiring and retention, and coordination of other administrative functions across all areas of responsibility. 

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. 

  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with school officials including senior leadership, Board members, school administrators, teachers, and staff.


Education and Experience: 

  • Master's Degree in school administration and extensive experience in school administration required.

  • Experience in personnel managementand in conducting employee relations activities in a school-based environment is preferred. 
  • Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of school administration.
  • Have demonstrated the leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with administrators, teachers, employees and the general public as attested by the division superintendent of schools.
  • Have at least three to five years of successful experience as a school administrator or supervisor is preferred.
  • A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Equipment:  Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and telephone.

Travel Requirements:  Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.


Terms of Employment

    • Salary Range:     $71,132 - $108,169 (Grade 35)

    • Contract:             12 Months Employment

    • Benefits:              Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Sick Leave and Annual Leave

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439

At the following locations

School Administrative Office

100 North Main Street , Suffolk, VA 23434

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801